Previous unpaid speaking roles
I have an excitement for learning and challenge; yet performance has always come naturally for me even so it's still something I love. This for me is because performance is a communication an art, its boundaries and challenges are endless. I've always seemed to have a control over my emotions, especially my fears which enables me to expand my comfort zone at a rapid rate. I have found passion in acting since it is a development of this control over ones own emotions, challenging and expanding what I already know. Developing, exploring and temporarily living the lives of characters through the emotions I have experienced myself. I've learnt that with acting your training is never complete, there's always more to learn and experience.
Acting is a process that ticks all the boxes for me; it requires you to be intuitive, ingenuitive and creative. These are all talents I stongly believe I have.
I have a passion for words and the characters for which they describe. There is so much depth to characters and it is a joy of mine to be able to explore and portray these traits and experiences as honestly as possible. Really do the character justice; regardless of their role in the performance. An inquisitive nature towards the human psyche is initially what has drawn me to acting; the exploration of these characters and the people who have written them is what continues to keep me there.
Like most I have a vast library of emotional experiences that I use as a catalyst in a scene or moment to generate a response that may be required. Everyone's life experiences are different; yet we have all felt similar feelings. A friend of mine was hurting emotionally and he thought his pain was unimportant, as he thought the experienced that had caused it was lesser to one that I'd experienced. I told him "What matters is HOW you are feeling not the scale of the issue that has caused it, pain should be treated equally regardless of the cause otherwise you'll still be sat suffering.". Some experiences aren't relatable but the emotions they cause can be.